Honor the life and civil rights work of Martin Luther King, Jr. during Northern Arizona University’s 21st annual MLK march and celebration Jan. 21.

The march will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the University Union information desk and will head to the du Bois Center Ballroom for a student-run program and reception starting at about 5 p.m. The public is invited to these free events.

This year’s theme, “The Strength of a Word, The Passion of a Dream,” will come to life with student music, skits, poetry and a presentation about other leaders in the civil rights movement.

“It’s important for students to actively participate in the program so they can be reminded of the struggles and hardships endured during the civil rights movement,” said Erica Sanford, a health and human services undergraduate and Black Student Union member who helped organize the event.

Plans are in the works for NAU’s Black History Month celebration in February.